Documenting Ferguson is a digital repository that seeks to preserve and make accessible community- and media-generated, original content that was captured and created following the killing of 18-year-old, Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. A freely available resource for students, scholars, teachers, and the greater community, Documenting Ferguson has the ultimate goal of providing diverse perspectives of the events surrounding the conflicts in Ferguson.
Community participants and media representatives are invited to contribute digital content of which they have clear ownership, such as images, video, audio, and stories related to memorials, community meetings, rallies, and protests occurring in Ferguson and the surrounding St. Louis County and City.
A partnership between Washington University and St. Louis-area universities and organizations, contributed content is publicly available and is subject to an evaluation process. Materials containing unrelated or incriminating content will not be accepted.
The Documenting Ferguson project team includes
- LaTanya Buck (consultant), Director of Center for Diversity & Inclusion
- Rudolph Clay, Head of Library Diversity Initiatives and Outreach Services and African & African American Studies Librarian
- Shannon Davis, Digital Projects Librarian
- Chris Freeland, Associate University Librarian
- Nadia Ghasedi, Head of the Visual Media Research Lab
- Jennifer Kirmer, Digital Archivist
- Sonya Rooney, University Archivist
- Andrew Rouner, Director of Scholarly Publishing
- Rebecca Wanzo (faculty advisor), Associate Director for The Center of the Humanities
- Micah Zeller, Copyright Librarian